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JMW offering support to employees following the collapse of children’s charity Kids Company
Assistance is being offered to all previous head office employees of the children's outreach charity Kids Company, by JMW Solicitors LLP, as a result of the organisation’s recent administration announcement. The collapse of Kids Company has left all the full time employees based in the Kenbury Centre in London, out of work. The Manchester-based law firm is urging former staff members to contact its employment law team for advice and representation following this sudden announcement.
Founded in 1996, Kids Company has been central to the care of more than 35,000 underprivileged and vulnerable children, providing up to 3,000 meals per week through its care centres across the UK. Unfortunately, the announcement of the charity’s collapse has been marred by ongoing police investigations and allegations of foul play. Be assured that the employment team at JMW will operate with the utmost sensitivity and care, particularly following the unfortunate circumstances of this charity’s downfall.
JMW’s team of employment law solicitors have dealt with numerous cases of redundancy and class-action cases following administration proceedings and are meticulous in their handling of such cases. We have extensive knowledge on the procedures and guidelines required to treat all workers fairly, meaning we are well placed to provide comprehensive legal advice to all those involved.
Guidelines employers must follow include:
- Ensuring all procedures are carried out fairly and in accordance with legislation;
- Providing a consultation period that complies with current UK laws;
- Being aware of responsibilities to help former employees find alternative employment, including what constitutes a fair selection procedure.
Carl Moran, a partner in the employment law team says:
“Following on from the distressing news of the collapse of such a well-loved and relied-upon organisation, our solicitors’ first priority is to ensure that employees are being treated fairly and their legal rights are not being ignored. Unfortunately, as is often the case during an administration period, particularly in a case as complex and sensitive as this, employee rights can often be an after-thought.”
If you have been made redundant, or are facing redundancy from Kids Company, and were based at the Kenbury Centre in London, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our expert employment law team as soon as possible for no-obligation, jargon-free advice and assistance with your case.